Now I have to acknowledge, that it's easy being sentimental about a cat, certainly he is the only pet our family has had discounting Tom, Dick and Harry (goldfish), it had never been my intention to have a pet, but the cat sort of subtlety ingratiated himself, and despite already having a home, moved in, still he has never had any reservations in helping himself and has regularly invited himself to meals with neighbours for years.
Until this morning, he has always been reliable, turning up for meals on time, demanding a share of any open tin of tuna, when I'm on nights he's generally sort of greeted me by walking up to where I've managed to park.
Not being at the back door this morning, I whistled which generally gets him flying from the shed, next doors garden or from upstairs in the house.
Admittedly losing a pet is not the same as losing a person, but even so he will be missed.
Anyway I mention him on these pages perhaps for the last time although he has frequently featured and here is a sort of retrospective selection.
Mr Puss calls for calm in fat cats row
Mr Puss Hacked off by Media
Mr Puss Issues a Statement
Mr Puss Disappears in Snow - Feared eaten by Foxes
Kent's big Cat danger
Cat trivia is the BBC dumbing down
Plain Speaking from local author jane
End of the road for Bignews Margate?
Still at the center of family life captured for the last time this Saturday morning with the youngest member of the family.